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BrandSecurity

No such thing as bad publicity? Think again.

A large cost of data breaches lies in brand damage. I doubt whether there’s any commercial or government executive that isn’t concerned about data security. Cyber-attacks and data breaches are considered the number one risk currently faced by organisations globally, and they will still be their number one concern in…
Amy Ward
March 10, 2022
Blogs

2022: with great challenge comes great opportunity

Starting 2022 hasn’t come with the enthusiasm that a new year would typically bring. We’re entering a third year of Covid-19, and whilst our physical worlds are smaller than they’ve ever been, our digital worlds are larger than ever before, and growing. The impacts of this are already evident but…
Michelle Picoto
January 25, 2022
ArticlesBlogsIT department

What is digital? And why this is the wrong question to ask

This is the question I get asked a lot. A strictly technical answer could be. “using a system that can be used by a computer and other electronic equipment, in which information is sent and received in electronic form as a series of the numbers 1 and 0” A better question is Why digital? Why should we invest in creating a digital experience? The opportunity that digital represents can…
admin
September 29, 2020
BlogsIT project managementIT projects

Decision making and outcome driven planning

Author: David Mason Often businesses that are planning a major change put more focus into business requirements than business outcomes. Strong decision making for any process, BAU or project, stems from a clear understanding of the business outcomes (not the requirements) aiming to be achieved. The Government of Canada describes…
admin
January 1, 2017
AgileBlogs

Part Five: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Seven: DELIVERING A SPRINT OR ITERATION A Sprint or Iteration process are often two interchangeable terms however, delivery in ‘Sprints’ is more likely to be a Scrum based approach as opposed to an Iterative one which is more of an ‘Agile Mindset’ approach of delivering…
admin
October 20, 2016
AgileBlogs

Part Four: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Five: METHODS AGILE PROJECTS APPLY TO LOWER THE COST OF CHANGE Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable and useful software. Identifying issues early and changing direction quickly to satisfy the customer need is key to achieving…
admin
October 20, 2016
AgileBlogs

Part Three: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Four: SOME KEY CONCEPTS OF A VALUE-DRIVEN APPROACH Customers continuously care about whether or not you're delivering software that works throughout the agile project development cycle. They require some form of business functionality which proves that the evolving software application serves their business needs. Traditional…
admin
October 20, 2016
AgileBlogs

Part Two: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Two: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOING SCRUM/EXTREME PROGRAMMING AND 'BEING' AGILE Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum are two agile methodologies. Agile trusts highly collaborative teams to quickly and iteratively build production-ready software. Written plans and documentation are kept to a minimum as requirements are assumed…
admin
October 20, 2016
AgileBlogs

Part One: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Agile in the real world is about frequently delivering working solutions and enabling the user to quickly see the benefits of these solutions. This is far more beneficial than an all at once approach, which can take months or years to deliver. Technology and market requirements change so…
admin
October 20, 2016
BlogsTesting & Quality

Is offshoring testing services a good idea?

Author: Elliott Caldwell   When we hear the words ‘offshoring testing services’ mentioned in conversation it’s often met with a recoil of slight horror. A depiction of cost savings at the expense of quality, a trend which began in the 90's when companies began migrating call centres and back office services…
admin
July 8, 2016
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